3D animation “Delhi Safari” premiered Monday in Los Angeles.
The film is an effort to show children the importance of protecting animals and taking care of the planet.
The film is endorsed by several environmental advocating companies including PETA, The Humane Society, Go Green Foundation, Last Chance For Animals, Dove Foundation and other charity organizations.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) FRED DE WYSOCKI, Executive Producer
“It’s a great message that they have about saving the animals, saving the forest, and there’s a lot of other messages in other countries we can use the same method to kind bring awareness to a younger demographic to a broader global audiences.”
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) ROXANE BARBAT, Voiceover Director
“It was just an amazing process, it’s a really wonderful film with a great message: sharing the world basically.”
Actors who provided their voice for the film include Jane Lynch, Cary Elwes, Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett and Christopher Lloyd. The film tells a story of a journey undertaken by a leopard cub named Yuvi.
Yuvi’s mother Begam, a monkey Bajrangi, lovable bear Bagga and a parrot named Alex used to live in a forest. But the forest was torn down by humans. The five animals decide to find those who tore down their home and make them understand the dangerous outcome of destroying the forest and everything in it. To fulfill their mission, the have to overcome a lot of difficulties, but they also make a lot of new friends.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) TOM KENNY, Voice Actor
“My character, Alex the parrot is kind of of a wise parrot, he is actually a domesticated parrot that really hasn’t ever have to live in the wild, and falls in with these animals and has to give up all the comforts that he is being used to, and, like me, not good in the wild.”
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) TROY BAKER, Voice Actor
“You’re goanna see me in the movie tonight, he is this wonderful little tiger, he is goanna make you cry.”
The film touches a serious subject while incorporating lots of comedy, fitting the holiday season very well for the kids when Christmas is just around the corner.
The film will be released in theaters on Friday in the U.S.